Arsenal were dealt a major blow with the news that Theo Walcott is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Boss Arsene Wenger has ruled the 24-year-old out of action for "a few weeks", leaving many Gooners concerned by their lack of striking alternatives.

Olivier Giroud has been in fine fettle this season, while Lukas Podolski's form and the recent arrival of Mesut Ozil has boosted Arsenal's attacking prowess even further.

But should leading striker Giroud pick up a mid to long-term injury, Arsenal are woefully short of options, with out-of-favour Nicklas Bendtner one of the few genuine strikers ready for action.

Walcott would be the obvious choice in the event that Giroud did sustain an injury, but in his absence, where should Arsenal turn?

Here's a look at three possible solutions to Arsenal's Walcott injury dilemma...

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